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    Battery draining Slk 230k 1997

    I have the same issue, if I charge the battery full and connect, it’s fine, but as soon as I start the car it shows a low voltage while the car is running, but as soon as I shut the car off the battery drains to zero within 20 mins, it’s a new battery which I did think was faulty so had it...
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    W221 Euro5 or Euro6

    I thought the 1.5 engines were Renault, his was the 1.8 which I believe was a Mercedes engine (don’t quote me on this). I just found it odd a newer car was non compliant with ULEZ with all the newer technology. I only go to London these days once in a while so it doesn’t affect me as much as...
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    W221 Euro5 or Euro6

    Mine falls under Euro 3 and so does my CLK which is also 2001 but both are fine to travel in Londons ULEZ zone with no charge. The only place is Birmingham City where I would incur a fine.
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    W221 Euro5 or Euro6

    I’ve been looking into this as my brothers 2013 B180cdi was not ULEZ compliant and was subject to a £12.50 daily charge for entering the ULEZ zone buy my 2001 S320cdi is showing as fine. I’m not complaining, just confused why a newer car would not meet the requirements. Obviously the congestion...
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    Air suspension issue

    If it’s the front struts, the hose will be directly to the air block and fairly short. I would replace the whole pipe, it would be a bigger task from the rear strut as the pipe would be a lot longer. Depends what has caused the split in the first place. I am sure someone has a diagram of the...
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    S Class Rear Seats

    What year is the car, w220 there are 2 latches that are released by pressing on them. No tools needed, just look between the base and carpet 20cm in from the doors. Seat will lift when released.
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    Airmatic fault code,W220 320CDI 2004.

    Does the car sink overnight, does the pump run and lift the car immediately when the raise car switch is activated. Usually the warning would only come on if it’s detecting a leak. I had the constant error like you mentioned and in the end it was the front strut that needed replacing. Once you...
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    W126 300se wont start

    Check to hear if the fuel pump is running when the key is in position 2 as often if not the fuel pump most likely the fuel pump relay fails, if the pump is running the worth looking at the HT leads as these become brittle over the years.
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    Mercedes 211-faulty airmatic compressor

    Did the new pump come with a new relay? If not possibly the relay is the issue. If the pump runs the relay would be the next in line.
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    W220 2005 S Class 320cdi Airmatic problem.

    I purchased two aftermarket copy front struts off *bay and they’d have been fine ever since, been over 2 years and the drive quality is great, very easy to fit yourself, just make sure both sides of the car is lifted to ensure the struts lift out easily. Get it diagnosed to pinpoint the issue...
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    Locking wheel nut sheared off - what now?

    I used this guy in the past. Sorted the problem. Mobile Weld
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    W220 2005 S Class 320cdi Airmatic problem.

    I have a 2001 S320cdi. There are many causes for the air suspension warning message. Does the car sink overnight? Does the car raise and lower when activated? Check the tops of the struts, often the pump will be running to keep the strut filled because of air leaking which may trigger the...
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    W220 Coilovers

    Just wondering if anyone had these fitted to there car, seem very cheap for what they are. Some positive reviews but just wondered if any forum members actually had them fitted. Airmatic Air to Coil Spring Conversion Kit for 2000-2006 Mercedes S500 W220 4PCS
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    Exhaust manifold gasket

    It would be a W208 on that year.
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    C270 lack of power and no kick down - EPC ???

    I have an S320cdi and when I got the EL POWER CONTROL message, it turned out to be the sensor on my accelerator pedal, after replacing the whole pedal assembly with a used one it solved the problem. But I never got an ESP message, the issue I had was a slow response when I pressed the accelerator.
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